How do I identify my vintage sewing machine?
The first thing to look for if you’re after a collector’s Singer machine is the age of the item. Over 100 years old is considered an antique, and younger than that is ‘vintage’. By matching the serial number to the corresponding date, you can determine the exact age of the machine.
What can I do with a vintage sewing machine?
The most popular options for disposing of an old sewing machine are selling it, donating to charity, recycling, or repurposing. Obviously, the easiest option is to keep the sewing machine. It’s always useful to have a spare in case your main machine breaks down.
How do I identify my vintage Singer sewing machine?
Find Your Model #
For sewing machines manufactured since about 1990, look for the model number on the handwheel side of the machine near the on/off switch or the electric cord receptacle. You will find the model number on the front panel of machines manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.
Can you scrap an old sewing machine?
Recycle Old Sewing Machines
Landfills today contain about 9% metal, so don’t let your old sewing machine contribute to these numbers. Recycling your sewing machine for scrap metal will conserve raw materials, energy and landfill space according to the EPA.